Translation of visual art into words – possible? relevant? meaningful? problematic

.Is the translation  (re-interpretation, re-statement, description, understanding) of the essence of visual art(work) into verbal language – possible? relevant? meaningful? problematic? necessary?

Examples of two artists with descriptions of their work by a gallery.

Why we make art. Art widens the boundaries of our being.

In the short essay “Childhood and Poetry” Pablo Neruda describes an experience during his childhood when a boy like himself reached over the fence and handed him a tiny toy sheep. The sheep was broken and faded but it was full of authenticity, the most wonderful toy sheep he has ever seen. He quickly left his treasured pine cone at the same spot in exchange and never saw the boy again. This exchange of gifts settled deep inside him “like a sedimentary deposit”. Pablo Neruda suggests the importance of mutuality, of art’s unique ability to connect two strangers. Art is a vehicle for human connection, that is why we make it.

It is even more true now, in our messy, modern, internet dominated lives, when we’re so inundated with work and personal issues, that sometimes the most important thing is to know that another person, albeit a stranger across the globe, has been there and is feeling exactly how you feel. Artworks on Stew captures the nuances, frustrations and imperfections of life in the digital era, in whimsical and moving ways. You may be overwhelmed to find an artist from Poland who pinpoints precisely how you feel about love. Or you may be surprised to find a young artist from Hamburg whose wise and whimsical drawings succinctly articulates the importance of human kindness. Through their work these artists want to pass to the other some good things of life, things that are truly worth celebrating.

https://www.eatyourstew.com/annadimezza

 

Art as a vehicle for human connection:

Life laced with intrigue: Jarek Puczel from Olsztyn, Poland

http://www.eatyourstew.com/blog/forever-like-the-movies/

Firstly, Michelangelo Antonioni’s Blow-Up is every designer’s dream, it’s one of our all time favorite movies…and we’re entirely enamored with the iridescent bubble! Society bristles with enigmas which look hard to solve. Jarek Puczel’s images are snapshots of life, undoubtedly laced with intrigue and drama. With a hushed tone they bring out the moments of tension in our everyday lives. Colors in his compositions are reduced yet thoughtful, creating an outstanding graphical clarity. As in love, we delight in that degree of youthful curiosity and are fascinated by life’s undulating layers of mystery.

Lovers (1) is featured on the cover of The Jezabels’ new album The Brink. Lovers (1) and Lovers (2) are best sellers on our site! At first look the compositions seem calm and apparently simple but the more you look at them the more intimate and riveting it gets — the more caught up you are in the moment.

Jarek received his MA from the University of Warsaw in 1990. His paintings have been exhibited across Europe and the United States.

Our favorites:

blowup.1Blow-Up

seasideOn the Shore

lovers1-lrLovers (1)

girls1Redhead

lovers2.1Lovers (2)

girlonseesawGirl on a seesaw

Life laced with intrigue: Jarek Puczel from Olsztyn, Poland
Society bristles with enigmas which look hard to solve. Jarek Puczel’s images are snapshots of life, undoubtedly laced with intrigue and drama. With a hushed tone they bring out the moments of tension in our everyday lives. Colors in his compositions are reduced yet thoughtful, creating an outstanding graphical clarity. As in love, we delight in that degree of youthful curiosity and are fascinated by life’s undulating layers of mystery.
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Forever, like the movies.

Art by Anna Di Mezza are like frames from surrealist cinema, they draw you in with mysterious settings: giant crystalsicebergs and outer space. But it’s the allure of surprise and uncertainty that holds our attention. Her art is a delightful mix of bizarre, intriguing, relatable and romantic. They break barriers of time and makes us surrender to wonder. Jarek Puczel’s sequences are magnets for emotion. He captures the most monumental moments of life and love. An embrace is made continuous, the most glorious human achievement turns into an emblem for endless possibility, that throb of first love is replicated infinitely, intensely, and precisely in color. His artworks are glimpses of forever.
Art that makes us surrender to emotions and wonder:

framebirthofcurrencyThe Birth of Currency  NEW
by Anna Di Mezza from Douglas Park

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framecoldreceptionCold Reception  NEW
by Anna Di Mezza from Douglas Park

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